Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Buttons and Bling!

I had some fun on the weekend going to a Jewelry sale. The auctioneer I know decided to try something different and have a tag sale instead. I found lots of goodies and the prices were great. I am a big fan of Marcasite and just love this floral bracelet. I lucked out! It is marked Sterling Germany on the back.

I also bought a few bag lots of brooches and pins.
I love the black enamel brooch and earrings set with the pink roses.
The hat pins and shoe clips are fun too !

These little scarf pins were all bagged together in a lot of 25 pins.
I think I will do alright by them : )

I bought the blue set "just because" the glass is so pretty.

I also got a huge lot of buttons at an auction a few weekends ago. I was thrilled to find these Victorian Stag buttons . . . after sorting through the entire lot of +500 buttons I can happily say I have a set of ten deer buttons.

I love cameos ~ real or fake. I bought these at the tag sale and was fortunate to discover that the bracelet is real! It has eight tiny shell cameos, not plastic. Once it was all cleaned up (and no longer solid grey from dust and dirt) I could see the beautiful detail in each hand carved cameo. It is always nice to have the odd surprise! FYI ~ I learned via google that you should oil your shell cameo twice a year to keep it from drying out.

Happy Treasure Hunting !!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not Quite what I Expected . . .

You know those sayings . . . "You get what you ask for" and "Careful what you wish for". . . well I take them very seriously. That little feeling that says you'll find what you are looking for happens every so often too. I never ignore it. Well lately I have been dreaming of lovely Steiff Bears.

There is an Antique Market not too far away that I actually didn't know about ~ how could that be!?!?! It is about 45 minutes from my house so I went last Sunday to check it out. It is only open 1 day a week, on Sunday. I had visions of Teddy Bears dancing in my head. I was convinced I was going to find a nice big Steiff Bear for cheap. . . . and I did . . . sort of. I guess I'll need to provide more specific details to "the Universe" next time.

This lovely bear is likely a grand 20 inches when he is standing. He looks like Steiff to me. The thing I wasn't expecting was a tin bear, lol. Mohair would have been nice! This cutie is a big tin sign. It was only $5 though, so yes, I guess I did find a nice big Steiff bear for cheap : )

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wedding Dress #2 ~ Anjolique Gown - SOLD

~~~ SOLD ~~~

~ Intricate Detail on the Bodice ~

A stunning beaded Wedding Gown ~ perfect for a Romantic and Vintage Style Wedding. I have Blogged, Tweeted, Flickr'd and Facebook'd so that should about cover it, lol.

This Anjolique Gown is available in my Bridal Boutique in my Etsy shop.

I am selling it for far less than the retail price (still on the dress) of $1130.00

The gown can be purchased here

I just love this gown. Maybe I can go back in time and change my dress : ) I would certainly love to wear this!

The detail is wonderful ~ metallic embroidery and beading. I just love it!

It even shimmers under the veil.

It looks wonderful in day light and candle light.

Such pretty detail . . . .

The pleats fall so nicely. A very flattering style I think.

And it has a long train.

I hope the bride-to-be that is meant to be finds this : )


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pretty Glass Things I Never Use, LOL

Even though my China Cabinet has glass doors it really does get very dusty in there. I guess I really don't ever use these things! I still think they are pretty but . . . rather neglected. Ah well, I guess I am a white dishes type. I will use that cake plate and four little dessert plates the next time I have the gals over for coffee though ~ promise!

I did buy two of these domes at a thrift shop not too long ago. I think I will actually use them! They will be good for protecting food when we eat outside on the deck this summer. Maybe the wasps won't even smell the goodies if they are covered up. For now they display velvet millinery : )

I bought this little creamer at an auction a long time ago. It was in a box lot of odds and sods. I think its beautiful. I should use this creamer at my next coffee too!

This little gal was hidden at the back of my junk cupboard. She is so pretty I don't know how she ended up there. She has found a home in my cabinet too. The puppy reminds me of Cider when she was little. Well that's a good start for spring cleaning : ) What I really want to do next is paint my kitchen : )

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter !

Happy Easter Blogging Friends!
I hope you had a great time with family and friends
and enjoyed lots of yummy treats : )
I think my favorite "yummy" was this cute Ice Cream Cake.

I bought a wonderful standing bunny for Easter this year. I think he is quite charming.
He looks great with the Easter Egg I received from Monica, The White Bench. We participated in an Easter Swap last year. I still love all your wonderful creations Monica!

My new cats have become best buddies and enjoy being kittens together. Luckily their markings are slightly different so I can tell them apart : )

Happy Easter ! Looking forward to Spring : )